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Google working on expiring emails for Gmail

Google is working on a brand new design for the web version of Gmail. Google is reportedly working on “confidential mode” for Gmail which will allow users to set expiration dates so that the email disappears after a specific period.

The update will also allow users to stop recipients from forwarding, copying or downloading emails.  It’s also worth noting that Google doesn’t mention end-to-end encryption anywhere.  A “confidential” message doesn’t have to be encrypted. It’s likely that Google could still see the content of that message and comply with warrants. Once again, Google said that the new Gmail is going to come out in a few weeks. Confidential emails could be released at the same time or at a later date. Users can also ask the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode sent via text message.

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